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on victims for super storm sandy and dealing with the fiscal cliff. the late october storm in new york and new jersey. hundreds of thousands of homes were damage or destroyed and many still essentially homeless. and republican and democratic lawmakers from the area vented their anger. >> we remain this close to getting this done and the rug was pulled out from under us by the leadership in the house of representatives. >> we cannot believe this cruel knife in the back was given to our region. >> i stand here almost in disbelief and ashamed. >> republicans in congress brought the house to a new low last night. >>gregg: it is really bad. new york republican congressman peter king, whom you just heard, says house of representatives speaker boehner and house majority leader are not on speaking terms but both aides down play the divide. the two are scheduled to meet with members of the new york and new jersey delegation on sandy aid. congressman cantor says he will be there. moments ago, shannon, new jersey republican governor christie talked about it. he is not happy, either. >>reporter: h
? >> mostly weather in the northeast. super storm sandy knocked as much as 1.4% of northeast sales, 3.9 on the mid-atlantic but the fiscal cliff, consumers are taking note and this is the season for retailers. as much as 40 to 50% of sales occur in november and december. some dis counting 75% pre-christmas. >> so bad news for retailers but the weak sales could be good for consumers. >> i have been reading up on this. everybody and their mother, wal-mart, target, best buy, toys "r" us are putting on major discounts. they're better than usual. it's some kind of discounting, as much as 15% of holiday sales come in the next week. >> wow. what about online sales? it sound like they're up. >> christmas day alone online sales up 22.4%, 8% up season to season. more and more people shop on line abuse of the convenience, the ability to comparison shop. it's easier. if you don't think it's going to be up next year, i don't think what you're thinking because it grows and grows. >> and grows and grows. gerri willis, good to see you. >> thank you. >>> a live look now at the snow falling in clevelan
operation center and warned the power companies to be on their toes, after sandy and being criticized but it's not been a problem thus far. >> we talk about problems. it's busy for travelers. we have family on a plane to new york. what's the impact the storm is having on that? >> both on the road and also in the sky. we've seen a lot of salt trucks, mostly on the thoroughfares, plows are working in tandem to be as efficient as possible but some residents reporting driving at a snail's pace. >> it's slippery. you have to drive slow because you see accidents everywhere. >> the main roads were ice, averaging 15, 20 miles an hour. >> already 600 flights have been canceled today. 1600 canceled yet. as far as delays, at newark, laguardia, jfk, all 90-minute delay or less. >> bethank you. >>> we by the way will have a lot more on the winter storm and the problems it's causing. maria looks at the forecast and what is in store for travelers across the country. >>> after more than a month in the hospital, doctors move former president george h.w. bush to intensive care. the latest on his condition and
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